The Washtenaw County Board of Public Works, the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner and community partners will be sponsoring two Environmental Clean-up Days for Washtenaw County residents this fall. The events will take place:
- Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Saline Department of Public Works, located at 1234 Tefft Court in Saline
- Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Eastern Michigan University, in the parking lot across the street from Rynearson Stadium, located at 799 N. Hewitt in Ypsilanti
These events provide an opportunity for residents to dispose of unwanted household items in a safe and sustainable manner. Many household materials can be brought to these events, including:
- Traditional recyclable materials (plastic, glass, aluminum, cardboard, paper, etc.)
- Bulky wastes (furniture, mattresses, sofas, construction/demolition wastes)
- Scrap metal
- Appliances (washers, dryers, air conditioners, refrigerators, etc.)
- Household hazardous materials (cleaning supplies, motor oil, pesticides, paint, mercury, etc.)
- Electronic equipment (computers, televisions, toasters, etc.)
- Sharps (diabetic needles, etc.)
The Clean-up Day events are free, but there is a suggested $10 donation per car to help decrease disposal costs and to help maintain these community collections. Residents can bring up to four tires for free, but a $5 donation is suggested for each additional tire. Residents can also bring one television, appliance or computer for free, but a $10 donation is suggested for each additional item.
“We’ve sponsored these events for many years because they help people get rid of materials they don’t want, which protects our local environment by reducing illegal dumping and accidental spills,” says Evan Pratt, Director of Public Works and Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner.
This is a service for Washtenaw County residents only, funded and coordinated by the Washtenaw County Board of Public Works, the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner, Superior Township, Freedom Township, the City of Saline, the City of Ann Arbor, Eastern Michigan University and Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital of Ann Arbor. All Washtenaw County residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. This collection is intended for residential use only – please, no businesses.
For more information, please visit http://recycle.ewashtenaw.org or call the Solid Waste Division of the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner at (734) 222-3810.
The mission of the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner is to provide for the health, safety and welfare of Washtenaw County citizens and the protection of surface water and the environment and to promote the long term environmental and economic sustainability of Washtenaw County by providing storm water management, flood control, development review and water quality programs. Visit http://drain.ewashtenaw.org.